3 WinEdt Help System
As already heavily hinted, WinEdt comes with extensive, detailed, and up-to-date
documentation in its on-line HTML-Help manual. It is easily opened by pressing
,and here you will ﬁnd the description of all available WinEdt options and macro
functions. Help is also indexed
to allow quick access to certain topics that might be
of interest to you. You should ﬁnd it deﬁnitely worthwhile to spend a few minutes
investigating what’s there and how it’s organized.
However, with the possible exception of a few sections in the WinEdt Manual, the
on-line documentation was not written as a gentle introduction for ﬁrst-time users.
This guide is an attempt to be just that and to provide examples and hands-on
guidance for setting up T
Xprojects with WinEdt as the center of control. In this
guide we have tried to avoid duplicating information that is already available in the
And as you have seen, you don’t have to study WinEdt’s documentation in order
to start working on your T
Xdocuments. The program is ready to go, by default
conﬁgured for MiKT
That being said let us brieﬂy describe what you will ﬁnd in WinEdt’s Help. It is
organized in three parts as described below, starting with the most accessible one.
3.1 WinEdt Manual
Among the main topics in the Manual you will see the User’s Guide, which explains
some important concepts (such as modes, conﬁgurations, active strings) that make
WinEdt more than just a simple (Notepad-like) editor with afew T
Many sections in this part are heavily illustrated and written with a ﬁrst-time user
in mind.2 The User’s Guide section of the Manual also contains a section, Default
Shortcuts Overview, that lists all keyboard shortcuts used in the default settings.
cannot ﬁnd the relevant information, use the third tab page of the navigation bar to perform a
full search through the manual. Do not expect WinEdt’s documentation to deal with MiKT
X-speciﬁc issues. Such information can be found in your T
conceptsand simply use WinEdt as is.
3. Shortcuts, too, are customizable...